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Hello, I am really concerned about my application for my PCO licence, just wondering if anyone can answer my question. I have been caught in possession of cannabis twice last year, once in July and then once in December. The first time I was caught with a small bag of cannabis valued at around £10/20 and the second time I was stopped with two joints, I was very cooperative on both occasions not kicking off or being rude/aggresive. Since that time I haven't been in possession. The first time was a written warning no fine. The second time a fine was issued, i paid by postal order but my postal order was sent back as well as a letter from the met office saying something along the lines of "your fine is cancelled", i can't remember precisely. Now my main concern is this, I have read the staff manual where it outlines considerations of taxi and private hire applications: An application from an applicant who has an isolated conviction for an offence related to the possession of drugs within the last 3-5 years may be considered, but consideration must be given to the nature and quantity of the drugs, as well as the sentence imposed by the court. A more severe court penalty should indicate that a sterner stance should be taken. An application will normally be refused where the applicant has more than one conviction for offences related to the possession of drugs and has not been free of conviction for 5-7 years, again taking into consideration the nature and quantity of the drugs. If there is evidence of persistent drugs use, misuse or dependency (e.g. two or more convictions for possession) a specialist medical examination may be required to ensure that the applicant meets the DVLA Group 2 medical standards in relation to drug misuse and dependency. Now my question is does a fine count as a conviction? would my application be refused? I don't want to spend hundreds of pounds finding out, I have many debts to pay off and I'd rather pay my debts off if the application will be refused for sure.
Hi guys. 1. white ziz zag line i was stopped to pick up client at 00:37 for 46 seconds. 2. date of contravention is 14/03/15 3. date of notice was 17/06/15. 4. date when i got it was 27-28/06/15. i am a pco driver with pco car. and it is a white ziz zag line. 1. i am sure white i can park 90%. 2. it was for 46 seconds according to the video. 3.it was way past midnight. also it is 5 months old. it is a hired car. can i appeal the decision? Ali
Hello guys, I'm about to start the process for getting a PCO licince (private hire - london) I have a DR10 from 2005, it was a morning after thing... gutted at the time, but I'm not condoning it in any way it was a "fair cop" does anyone know if that will mean I will be refused to PCO ? kind of think its worth checking before spending the money..... Any advice would be greatly appreciated....
Hi, I am concerned about what the PCO will think of these things if they come up on my E-CRB check... I have been told by the police that i have no convictions whatsoever on my record but... -------------- In Scotland years ago I got drunk with my friend and fell asleep outside a house - unknown to me he went inside and I dont even know what he did. Then he came outside and fell asleep next to me - the police found us and arrested both of us - They were trying to say we had both broke in - and although i kept protesting my innocence - they said if i dont accept a cation we will be kept there for a long time (this was before i knew about maximum detention times) - I stupidlly accepted (as i was still drunk) - and I dont even know what the cation was for - possiblly breaking and entering - or even burgurlly - im just guessing though. Will this show up in a E-CRB in england? - and if so - is it going to stop me getting the licence? -------------- A couple of years ago I had to confiscate my mothers bank card as she suffers from mental health problems - I did not draw any money out - or even try - and i acted well within the law (under the mental health act) - it ended as no further action - but as all arrests are going to show up it will say arrested for theft. -------------- A few years before that I got a cannabis warning. -------------- I understand I can request what will show up with a police subject access request - but as it will take upto 40 days - that means my application will have to be put on hold for that time (as i dont want to waste £55 for nothing). I am really worried about these things - and the pottential waste of money. If anyone could advise on what I could do - I really don't know - and will wait the 40 days if i have to but really wanted to sort it out sooner. Thank you for your help Timez